An increasing number of investors are looking at the property and infrastructure sectors
to bolster their portfolios, an executive at Deutsche Bank's alternative asset management division - now known as RREEF - has revealed.
Speaking at the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit, Pierre Cherki, managing director and global head of RREEF, explained that infrastructure and real estate investment is proving popular because it offers "good cash flows" and "some inflation protection". "All the investors we're speaking with want to increase their allocations to these asset classes," he stated.
Mr Cherki was also positive about future growth prospects, commenting that there are "huge growth opportunities" in the US, European and Asian markets. He explained that important cities are the most popular areas for property investments, with the likes of London, Paris, San Francisco and Munich experiencing price rises.
In the UK, listed infrastructure funds - which invest in social construction projects such as school and hospital developments - are attracting more attention. This is the assertion of a panel of fund directors operating in the sector who told the Reuters summit that low deposit rates in savings accounts are encouraging investors to seek alternative investment vehicles
for their money.
- Tuesday 28 June 2011